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Giveaway: Sunset 6 Ingredients Or Less Cookbook

Giveaway: Sunset 6 Ingredients Or Less Cookbook

One of my continuously unfulfilled goals has been to organize my recipe library. So far, I have never been able to keep my loose recipes organized in a searchable fashion. I am forever calling my mother to get her recipe for such-and-such to the point that when I call just to talk to her (and […]

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Giveaway: William-Sonoma Gifts From The Kitchen

Giveaway: William-Sonoma Gifts From The Kitchen

This week I am giving away a copy of Gifts from the Kitchen (Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library) a cookbook written by Kristine Kidd. The book contains 50 recipes including: Cranberry-Almond Biscotti, Lemon Spice Olives, Double-Chocolate and Orange Truffles, Vanilla Bean Caramels, Blueberry-Orange Marmalade, and Cappuccino Fudge Sauce. In my old house, that is now my rental […]

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DIY Computer Accessories

DIY Computer Accessories

As of Sunday nght, my computer eyboard decded that t no longer wants me to use the letters commonly pronounced as “eye” and “cay” n any typed correspondence. Sadly, wasn’t surprsed by ths at all. My computer always breas when ‘m tryng to save money. My computer lkes to eep me poor and afrad. was […]

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Giveaway: “Stuff Your Face Or Face Your Stuff” by Dorothy From Hoarders

Giveaway: “Stuff Your Face Or Face Your Stuff” by Dorothy From Hoarders

My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is “More Money, Less Dusting.” To that end I’m trying to remove 3650 items (a.k.a Get Rid Of 10 Things A Day) from my house by December 31st. As of today, I’m stuck on item #587. 2013 is more than halfway done, and alas, I have yet to achieve […]

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Barley, Leek, & Parsley Salad With Salt Preserved Lemons

Barley, Leek, & Parsley Salad With Salt Preserved Lemons

I never know what to do with leeks. So when I get them in my CSA farm box, the leeks just end up hanging around in my fridge for weeks, stinking up the joint. I mean, outside of RenFaire and books about dragons and the Black Plague, when do you even hear about people eating […]

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The Silence Of The Farm Box: Fava Beans

The Silence Of The Farm Box: Fava Beans

May 1st is The Day of the Worker all over Italy. In Rome, it’s also The Day of the Fava Bean. Okay, I made that last sentence up. But May 1st is the official start date of Fava Bean season which goes until June, and Romans traditionally include Fava beans as part of their picnic […]

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Shoe Fetish: Vintage Cherokee Wedges

Shoe Fetish: Vintage Cherokee Wedges

One of the style icons of my life is Ms. Fernandez, my middle school French teacher. As a 14-year old girl, I was obsessed with Ms. Fernandez’s clothes. Middle school French teachers obviously don’t choose the job for the money. But, even on what I imagine was a tiny salary, Ms. Fernandez always looked chic. […]

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